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Getting ready for campus

Five city-based designers tell you the wardrobe must-haves before you begin college and get rid of your school uniforms.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 10, 2011 01:55 IST
Mansa Jain

Gaurav Jai Gupta
Trend Mantra: Casual chic
His take: You should wear whatever makes you comfortable. Go for the casual yet trendy t-shirts and team them up with denims and slip-ons to get that cool college look.

Must haves
For Girls
Wear scarves (printed, light weight cotton), as they are stylish and can protect you against the sun
Slip-ons and Kolhapuris for comfort and style
For boys
Denims and shirts for a casual yet classy look

Your shop stop: Sarojini Nagar

Namrata Joshipurahttp://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/fashion-summerwear2.jpg

Trend Mantra: Minimalist

Her take: Going to college is not like going to a fashion show. So, do not over do it. A must have in your wardrobe is a classic white t-shirt and denims, which might even work for a project presentation.



Must haves

For Girls

Wear colourful sleeveless vests to keep yourself cool in summers

Sheer kaftan tops with singelets for a summery look

Carry sling bags

For Boys

Go for darted fitted shirts with khakis, which is in trend this season



Your shop stop: Majnu ka Tila

Leena singh
Trend Mantra: Easy and relaxed
Her Take: College students should not show themselves as being too much fashionable. They can opt for a relaxed look by sporting shorts in vibrant colours with sloganned t-shirts. The look can be completed with comfortable flip-flops.

Must haves
For Girls
Shorts teamed with t-shirts makes for a perfect attire in the summer
Harem pants in cotton are comfortable and go well for those who love the hippy look
For boys
Get the Hawaiian look with floral print shirts and loose linen trousers

Your shop stop: Janpath

Raakesh Agarwalhttp://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/summerwear2.jpg

Trend Mantra: Fusion fare

His take: Mix and match should be the mantra that you should follow. Boys can go for a casual and smart look with knee-length shorts and checkered shirts. A pair of trendy sunglasses will complete the look.

Must haves
For Girls
Sling, tote and clutch bags to carry your books and other essentials
Kutch (hand embroidered) bags
For boys
Knee-length shorts with checkered shirts and grungy t-shirts for the boy next door look
Flip-flops and loafers

Your shop stop: Central Market

Joy Mitra
Trend Mantra: Ethnic Appeal
His Take: Make it simple and classy. Follow your own style. Go for ethnic cotton kurtis and team them up with patialas and churidars to be comfortable if you travel by public transport.

Must haves
For Girls
Trendy sunglasses to protect the eyes and add to the style quotient
Colourful juttis and Kohlapuris to add to the ethnic look
Trendy tunics
For boys
Well-fitted denims teamed with bright coloured t-shirts look trendy and are comfortable

Your shop stop: Kamla Nagar